Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Government scuppers own initiative

It's a brilliant idea: the government is going to subsidise computers for the poorest families in Britain, acknowledging that access to the internet is a vital part of modern education and citizenship.

What a pity that Mandelson is busily undermining this initiative from the other end, colluding with the music industry in pretending that internet access is a luxury and promotes a plan which will make it impossible for the families receiving the computers to afford to be online.